The islands around Manshausen
Grøtøy and Måløy are the two largest islands. They are located just outside Manshausen and both offer great hiking terrain. On Grøtøy, which was the headquarters of the old trading center, one can still stroll along the old overgrown alleys, and up to the viewpoint that the Germans established during the ww2. Måløyy, which is the largest island, has fine beaches, trails, very special rock formations at the tip of the island as well as numerous islets and reefs outside. There is also a disused nickel mine in Måløy, an old outport, Småvær, and the harsh and beatherbeaten lighthouse Maloy Skarholmen, furthest out towards Vestfjord.
The large sandy beaches, Bøsanden on Engeløya and Brennviksanden at Helnessund, are kilometers long and great places for family fun or a jog.
At Angerøya and Sandøya you will find stunning white beaches of coral sand that is accessible only by boat or kayak. We also have a great beach on Manshausen, and there are several good sheltered beaches in Grøtøyleia. On Flatøy it is worth mentioning that there is a floating jetty which you can tie your boat to, and a path up to the lighthouse, with great views of Vestfjord. Engelvær consists of a number of islets and reefs right out towards the Vestfjord. The islands are now a natural reserve because of the abundant bird life and offers excellent opportunities for photographing a variety of species, with the sea eagle being on top of the food chain.